Window Painting {and It's My Blogiversary!}


One year ago I was a mom looking for arts/craft ideas to do with my young daughters.
What I found was amazing!
Brilliant bloggers writing about things they were doing at home with their little ones,
I had to join in on the fun!
One year later, I'm a mom blogger hoping to inspire other moms to introduce arts/crafts to their little ones.

My very first post was 
so
for my blogiversary I decided to do another window art post.

Window Painting!
It's so simple.
All you need is paint
(you can use powdered or liquid tempera)
and 
dish soap
I added the (liquid) paint first
then added the dish soap until I got a consistency I liked
(keep in mind that the dish soap thins the paint)
Set out the paint and brushes and let everyone go at it!
The girls really loved painting on the window. 
Experimenting with 
mixing colors
making shapes and designs
 using their fingers
playing on the fact that the paint drips
 Mostly,
 they just love creating together
 Before and After
Thank you all for such wonderful support throughout my first year!
I hope you'll stick with me through my second!


10 comments:

  1. I like this idea a lot- but I guess for many parents you have to be brave about it!!!!! I know my three year old would LOVE doing it!
    Sorry to post as anonymous but I can't figure out how to post as me!!!!

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    1. You're right! It's pretty daunting to get over the "mess factor" but luckily for this activity it cleans up quite easily because of the dish soap!
      This paint is also great for painting on the windows from the outside and also for bath time! :)

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  2. OOh, and I forgot to say 'happy birthday!'. Keep up the fabulous work!

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  3. Beautiful pictures on the windows! Love it! Happy Blogiversary!

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  4. That is gorgeous, I love the drooping paint on one of the pictures. I've only just properly discovered your blog and I'm really enjoying taking your archives. Great stuff

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  5. we have painted on the window with readymix paints - and left them there as part of a decoration - they have washed away at a later date (with a bit of elbow grease in places) - its great using windows as a part of art. My current work place has enormous windows - so there is great potential...

    Now to give it a try with washing liquid mixed in too! Does it dry? or does it stay wet for more play? How long do you keep it up if it does dry? Lots of questions I know - but intrigued to see if it would work at my current preschool or whether we would be having 30 toddlers with messy paws all the time!! lol!

    xx

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    1. The paint with washing liquid mixed in does dry. I leave it up until we're ready to take it down and do something new. It also takes a bit of elbow grease, but with the washing liquid mixed in it makes its own bubbles when you decide to wash it off.

      Hope that helps, suzanne! :)

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  6. does it clean up well?

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